BLACK HISTORY MONTH  

February, 2021

Rev. Darrell Goodwin, newly appointed Executive Conference Minister of the Southern New England Conference, United Church of Christ (SNECUCC) invites all to celebrate Black History month. 

View the video here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5 Ways you can honor the History of African-Americans:

1. Commit to being Anti-Racist and align yourself with like-minded organizations. In reflecting on those organizations, he asks us, "Do they have an anti-racist stance? Because that models who we want to be."

[Resource: https://nmaahc.si.edu/.../talking.../topics/being-antiracist]

 

2. Educate yourself about the impact of white supremacy in our world. "White supremacy has impacted all of us in some way," Rev. Goodwin explains.

[Resource:  https://news.harvard.edu/.../a-reading-list-on-issues-of.../]

 

3. Reflect on your inner circle and query if there are voices of folks who do not look like you. If your circle is homogenous do the personal work to expand your horizons. If so, we need to do the "deliberative work to stretch ourselves outside of that paradigm."

[Resource: https://youtu.be/V3NdUmQd_ss]

 

4. Patronize Black Owned and Operated Businesses. The resource linked below helps us be very specific in our activism to support African-American business owners.

[Resource:  https://officialblackwallstreet.com/directory/]

 

5. Explore Southern New England Conference and National UCC Resources

[Resource:  https://www.ucc.org/justice_racism/]

 

"I hope you are also committed to our journey of becoming an anti-racist conference," says Rev. Goodwin.

PBS- Celebrating Black History Month

https://www.pbs.org/articles/2021/02/celebrate-black-history-month-2021/

 

Voice of Freedom | Premiering Feb. 15 on American Experience

Learn the story of Marian Anderson, whose singing talent was lauded around the world yet faced racism-fueled barriers to success.

 

The Black Church | Premiering Feb. 16 & 17

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. takes us into the 400-year history of the Black church in America. We couldn't ask for a better guide.

 

Mr. SOUL! | Premiering Feb. 22 on Independent Lens

A critically-acclaimed documentary about the first all-Black variety show on public television that featured the charismatic host Ellis Haizlip.

 

AMERICAN MASTERS

Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise

Dr. Maya Angelou was a singer, dancer, activist, poet and writer who inspired generations.

 

NOVA

Forgotten Genius

The story of how African-American Percy Julian defied the odds to become a famous chemist.

 

FANNIE LOU HAMER: STAND UP

Fannie Lou Hamer: Stand Up

Civil rights hero Fannie Lou Hamer is remembered by those who joined her in the struggle.

 

INDEPENDENT LENS

The First Rainbow Coalition

Across lines of race and ethnicity, alliances formed among Chicago activists in the '60s.

 

AMERICAN EXPERIENCE

Freedom Riders

The story behind civil rights activists who challenged segregation in the American South.

 

WORLD CHANNEL

The True Story of Madam C.J. Walker | TWO DOLLARS AND A DREA

 

A CENTURY OF CHANGE

A Century of Change | Negro League Centennial Celebration

More than just the game of baseball, the Negro League changed our country.

 

AMERICAN MASTERS

Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart

Explore the life of activist and playwright Lorraine Hansberry.

 

AMERICAN MASTERS

Aviator Bessie Coleman

Bessie Coleman was the first African American woman aviator.

 

SHE INSPIRES

She Inspires | Shirley Chisholm

Shirley Chisholm, educator and trailblazing politician, was born in Brooklyn in 1924.

 

SHE INSPIRES

Edmonia Lewis

Learn about internationally recognized sculptor & Rensselaer County native, Edmonia Lewis.

 

LOST LA

Paul Revere Williams

Pioneering African-American architect Paul Revere Williams' contributions to Los Angeles.

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